WASHINGTON -- A government expert on contagious animal diseases urged retailers to have a strong communications response plan in place in the event of a U.S. outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease. Ty Vannieuwenhoven, a senior staff veterinarian on the emergency programs staff of the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services (APHIS), U.S. Department of Agriculture, told SN how a potential outbreak might affect retailers. He was part of a briefing on foot-and-mouth disease hosted by the ...

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